Damon J. Phillips

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We examine how the social structure of existing organizations influences the entrepreneurial process and suggest that resources accrue to entrepreneurs based on the structural position of their prior employers. We argue that information advantages allow individuals from entrepreneurially prominent prior firms to identify new opportunities. Entrepreneurial(More)
This article aims to reestablish the long-standing conjecture that conformity is high at the middle and low at either end of a status order. On a theoretical level, the article clarifies the basis for expecting such an inverted U-shaped curve, taking care to specify key scope conditions on the social-psychological orientations of the actors, the(More)
We provide a framework for reconciling two seemingly incompatible claims regarding identity in social and economic arenas: (a) that complex, multivalent identities are advantageous because they afford greater flexibility; and (b) that simple, generic identities are advantageous because they facilitate interpretation by key audiences. Following Faulkner(More)
This research was supported by a grant from the Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, Kansas City, MO, and the University of Chicago Alfred P. Sloan Center on Parents, Children and Work. I would like to thank the participants in the Organizations and Markets workshop and the MOB brownbag at the University of Chicago GSB, as well as seminar(More)
This article argues that there is a “promotion paradox”—a negative relation between firm life chances and employee promotion chances. I argue that this is due to a firm’s bargaining power, which increases with the firm’s competitive strength. I find strong support using data on 50 years of Silicon Valley law firms and attorneys. Young, small, specialist,(More)
Scholars in many fields have often noted that size and diversification raise the performance of firms in the most significant sectors of our economy. Using longitudinal network data on the personal computer industry, this paper identifies the main effects and complex interplay of two attributes of a firm’s role in a system of competitive relations: (a) its(More)
A reflex are from the medial elbow ligaments to the forearm pronator muscles was shown to exist in the feline model. A single articular branch emerging from the median nerve and converging on the medial collateral ligament was identified and stimulated with supramaximal pulses of 100 microseconds duration at a rate of 10 pulses/s. Stimulation of the(More)